Synopses & Reviews
I went walking.
What did you see?
I saw a black cat
Looking at me.
These catchy stanzas frolic through the Australian author Sue Williamsand#8217;s simple, funny read-aloud picture book that tracks a crazy-haired boyand#8217;s stroll through the countryside. The boy sees a black cat, then a brown horse, then a red cow, and so on, and before he knows it, heand#8217;s being trailed by the entire menagerie! The Australian illustrator Julie Vivas brings the parade to life in lovely, lively watercolorsand#8212;when the pink pig looks at the boy, for example, the boy sprays off his muddy body with a hose. Big type, repetition, friendly art, clean designand#8212;and the visual guessing game created by introducing each animal only partially at firstand#8212;make this beloved tale a winner at story time.
"This is a marvelous piece of bookmaking . . . [Vivas] proves herself once again to be in the upper echelon of illustrators."--Booklist
"A beguiling cumulative story . . . playful, affectionate, stunningly designed
illustrations . . . A delight."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice.”--Booklist
and#8220;What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice.and#8221;--Booklist
Join a young boy for a playful stroll with a colorful parade of farm animals.
During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies different colored animals. Full color.
This vibrant read-aloud classic is now available in a lap-sized board book edition.
About the Author
SUE WILLIAMS is the author of the acclaimed picture books I Went Walking and Let's Go Visiting, as well as Dinnertime! She lives in Adelaide, Australia, where she is also an editor and publisher of children's books.JULIE VIVAS is illustrator of I Went Walking, Let's Go Visiting, the Mem Fox classics Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Possum Magic, and several other picture book titles. She lives in Australia.